Different people come in and out of our lives. There are those who touch our lives in with indelible affection; ways we live to remember. They become pillars that hold us firm in times of storm. They are what we bounce back to in the midst of a hurricane and hung on to. They are friends.

However, there is another breed, who use the same name, friend. They get into your life and quit when they wish. They come along with their yard sticks, which you have to measure up to, otherwise they quit. They come with set mind of what they want from you and if they don’t get, they make you useless. Their attitude and wants define your place in their life. They call themselves friends.

Our actions, attitude and feelings define friendship, and not the other way round. Friendship takes  us through every aspect of life; in storm and in calm, in rainy days and sunny days, in sickness and in health, and goes beyond death!

In friendship, you don’t get trapped in shackles of commitments. However, you set yourself free and easy. You make easy promises to yourself, that they help you break. They will show you a lot of things you don’t know about yourself without any attitude. This always tighten the bond between you. They don’t know how to back stab! They realize your worth and the role you play in their lives. That is what they hold onto. They don’t allow you to prove or expect you to prove your worth, because in friendship you just be.

A great friend will read through you, tell your feelings and live with them. They believe that the glamour in you will last forever and that makes them want to be with you everyday. They make irrational decisions and to you there can’t be any better way. They are in extinct!

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